Insurers defend covering ransomware payments

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has defended the inclusion of ransomware payments in first-party cyber-insurance policies.

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Beware fake Covid vaccination invites, NHS warns

The NHS has warned people to be vigilant about fake invitations to have the coronavirus vaccination, sent by scammers.

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Cyber criminals publish more than 4,000 stolen Sepa files

Cyber criminals who stole thousands of digital files belonging to environmental regulator Sepa have published them on the internet.

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Depop: 'I felt so violated when my account was hacked'

When Amelia Strike, 21, was logged out of her Depop social shopping app account in October, nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

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Health to be on cyber-security's front line in 2021

Covid-19 catapulted the health sector to the forefront of cyber-security in 2020, but the next year is likely to see the dangers continue and evolve.

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Online romance fraud has cost victims £63m in 2020

One victim lost £30,000 to a stranger from Tinder and now faces the possibility of losing her home.

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Hackers threaten to leak plastic surgery pictures

Hackers have stolen the data of a large cosmetic surgery chain and are threatening to publish patients' before and after photos, among other details.

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US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

The US energy department is the latest agency to confirm it has been breached in what is being described as the worst-ever hack on the US government.

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